Give the Children You Care About
the Gift of Being an Informed Adult
Foothills Child Advocacy Center offers a free learning series for adults, including parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, teachers, doctors, nurses, staff at youth-serving organizations, and all concerned adults.
This series includes:
Foothills also offers:
Foothills recommend that adults complete the three primary training programs before moving on to advanced training. Foothills offers public sessions from time to time, and the training is available upon request to organizations.
Be a Hero for Kids! Learning Series
Individual participants will receive a certificate for each workshop they complete. Individuals who complete all three workshops will receive a blue ribbon lapel pin.
Organizations who have child-safe policies and regularly offer all three trainings to their staff will receive a letter of acknowledgement and the digital “Heroes for Kids” safe practices badge to post on their websites.
Foothills offers a template for organizations to use to develop child protection policies. Download here.
1. Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
Stewards of Children
Stewards of Children is a nationally recognized sexual abuse prevention program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This program gives parents, grandparents, staff in child-serving organizations, and all concerned adults the tools necessary to protect children. Foothills offers this training in English and Spanish.
This program is made possible through the generous support of the Wardle Family Foundation.
The Stewards of Children training is approved for two hours of Continuing Education Unit Credits (CEUs) by the National Association of Social Workers (#886458319-2184) and the National Board of Certified Counselors (#ACEP 6635).
2 to 2.5 hours; video and group discussion
2. Introduction to Foothills' Services
It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child
This introductory training provides basic information about child abuse and a little bit about Foothills Child Advocacy Center. This training is ideal for all adults and works well for “brown bag” lunches, staff meetings, and club meetings.
30 minutes; informal talk and Q&A
3. Recognizing and Reporting Suspicion of Child Abuse Training
Stand Up for Kids!
This training is for mandated reporters, or adults who are mandated by law to report suspicions of child abuse or neglect. The program emphasizes the importance of child-serving organizations in the protection of children and empowers individuals and organizations to partner with child protection agencies in the community to keep kids safe. This program is offered through Foothills and local Departments of Social Services.
60 to 90 minutes; lecture and interactive discussion